Friday, April 1, 2011

Built-in Bookcase and a Feature!

This week, I am once again being featured in the Macaroni Kid newsletter!  You can find the article HERE. I have been working with Sarah, the newsletter's publisher, on organizing and de-cluttering her home.  We are currently tackling her office, and just yesterday finished her gorgeous built-in bookcase. 

Here is what the bookcase looked like before we got started:

The biggest issue in this space was too much stuff.  We scrutinized each item, deciding if it should be kept, donated, sold, or thrown away.  Once finished with the sorting, we decided which of the "kept" items would have a home on the bookcase. This is a beautiful built-in, and Sarah wanted to use the space strictly for cherished books, pictures, and mementos.

When we were finished, this is what the bookcase looked like:

All of our hard work really paid off!  This is now a clean, organized space that really showcases items treasured by Sarah and her family.  There are even empty shelves which allows for room to grow over time.  I am so excited that we were able to make such a dramatic change in only a few short hours.  Mission accomplished!